A 180 –
November 23, 2018 – After the ceremony, Riley held a chocolate cupcake and reflected on her journey. She hardly drank until she was 32, she said, but then a string of turmoil in her family, including her daughter’s murder, led her into drinking. “Things just started going down,” Riley said. “It was one thing after another.” She said most of her legal trouble stemmed from driving drunk. She was in and out of jail for years, eventually landing in LCCC. She got connected with Haven House, and was there for a few weeks before getting sent back to jail in early January because of a probation violation and driving with a revoked license, according to the police report at the time. When Douglas came to pick Riley up at 7 a.m. on a frigid January morning, she immediately could tell there was something different.